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the whatever the government tried to do. my. work. goes hopelessly disastrously wrong. catalan officials announced the results of sunday's independence referendum stating that ninety percent of voters said yes to secession from spain. over eight hundred forty cats nonvoters have been injured in brutal assaults by national police who got heartfelt gratitude from the country's prime minister. because you're very special things to the state security he says to the national police. but. i still claims responsibility for
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a knife attack at main train station where a man reportedly shouting god is great and arabic stopped two people on sunday. while police and counted to say a stopping and ramming incident involving an officer and for pedestrians as terror related often i still flag was found in the attackers call. national line from almost mean a day or two to welcome to the program according to catalan officials ninety percent of people who took part in the independence referendum have voted for separation from spain the catalunya president has announced the region to be an independent country following sunday's vote let's hear what he said. i'm i guess
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a little nervous but i'm set up with this day of hope and suffering that the citizens of catalonia have earned the right to an independent state in the form of a republic as a consequence my government will announce in parliament the center and expression of our people sovereignty and the results we have received today from the referendum. with voting now wrapped up spain's premier sent his congratulations not to the voters but to the national police for their work we have a very special things to the state security forces to the national police and the civil gods they have carried out their judy and the mandate they receive for your fuel storage fees but. my own iraq praising the national police but let's take a look at how officers so that over the course of the day brutal scenes of violence mont catalonia is a vote of eight hundred forty people were injured in clashes with national four to forces according to catalan authorities. it was ok
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i was was like i was you know i was doing was. police have been firing rubber bullets to disperse protesting voters this type of ammunition is deployed worldwide and considered to be non-lethal however the use of rubber bullets is associated with cases of blunt trauma to the brain and damaged organs it can lead to permanent disability and even attacks. despite injuring hundreds of voters madrid insists police acted in a professional and proportionate way and something of that is emerging to suggest
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otherwise was here you can see protesters in zero nine ne in catalonia facing off against offices demonstrators have a hands up in a sign of nonviolence but police apparently started hitting them with battens respond to one man who was injured in these classes i was told there will be trying to take off from that building your station will never fold but they will be such a violent from the police they keep us back to the old people he says it is simply unacceptable we were seeing again we saying no by humans was thing we just want to vote we are seeing we are also hands on the he does with the props. many people crying over the port i don't know what they think it's proportion but we know one year i was doing nothing i was them i was thinking them and asking for our freedom
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out they were no making any distinction at all they were hitting every one they were not looking up to and it's. and then the video from catalonia shows police jumping on and violently kicking protesters as well as dragging the activists out of a polling station at another polling place people two came under ferocious a time by the national guard an elderly man with his dog was singled out with police roughly tracking the gentleman out along the floor and angrily shoving the animal as you can see in the fifty other people who are also being aggressively pushed and dragged away. as the voting day drew to a close spanish prime minister mariano rajoy spoke to the nation he came out with a rather surprising message but the net caution of reports from bothaina. to many people here and the city's a main square who are listening to spain's prime minister's. address his words came as a complete surprise really was saturday hundreds of people injured as but he said tact
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peaceful voters yet you think the officers should for their work and another surprising thing that was sad by the prime minister is that there was actually no referendum here and catch a line well perhaps this is just wishful thinking but i talked to people here to listen to their reaction to the prime minister's address i don't know i. don't think so i thing with them because they're not a for the well i thing the little good is notice for how lasers did for. the violence of the. responsibility of the bullets might taint the safety of the people and very creating the insecurity of the are not a low enough to both but it's incredible it's really what this is it is it's in europe this is europe. well this morning people were ready to gather peacefully and there were telling us many times that for them it is very important to remain a peaceful gathering just to protect their fundamental human rights but reading
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throughout the day the mood in the crowd seems to have changed now we've heard reports of injuries police man as a result of scuffles between the crowds and security services people were building barricades around different calling stations not only here in barcelona but in other parts outback cattle lonny and now we were kept receiving different videos including the ones where you can see several police officers running away from the crowd a speedboat were actually throwing stones at them so police officers had to get into their cars and drive away at the same time there was also quite an emotional a video of a police officer crying and trying to hide his face i. you can see how difficult it is for some castle and police officers to really still fulfill their professional duties now that was a very emotional video indeed it was a very tough and
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a very difficult day for council lonny at now the polling stations are closed and people here on the square are waiting for some outcome for the results. the spanish prime minister said quite a few things in his address that turned out to be all that different from the reality on the ground here just a few examples. but if i didn't build that i mean if you think of the mocking i believe we have to feel out of court that she would oppose this she would be going to stop. we are not here not. i i. oh. i'm a she don't know simple but i don't. i. but today has been especially tough on the local police in catalonia at one point they
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had to confront the national police that was sent in to try to keep the referendum from taking place this footage shows a catalan officer who tried to protect protesters and call his overzealous national colleagues for his troubles he was pushed and shot by spanish civil guard offices the crowd watching the same was visibly enraged international election observer and that donna believes the conduct of spanish police is anything but cries with a. actuations up to a policeman of the spanish policeman has been completely scandalous i mean so it's there was. extreme violence against specific people that only they didn't even fold back they were just torn away torn on the floor this behavior has been really scandalous but if the prime minister is. giving them so much
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respect to these policemen it is because they want to touch him they wanted them to do to act like they did so that's what they will do to show to humiliate people. your show to spin this elector's photos are really. very much. in this relation of go to live nation. for. over to france now the islamic state says it's behind a knife attack that killed two women in marseilles main train station the perpetrator was shot dead by security services minutes later stopping his assault and preventing further casualties correspondent shot do bensky reports. well we know that those two women were killed following that knife attack in the station at
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last say the main station so we understand that the man who is wielding that knife actually slit the throat of one of the women that's how she died and apparently according to passers by he screamed out. god is the greatest while he was carrying out that attack now the security services at the station waybill to respond fairly quickly and shot the man dead at the scene and what the prosecutor's office said in paris is that while the motives are not yet clear what they're doing is that they are treating this as a killing linked to a terrorist organization now the security services have been praised for reacting responding so quickly to this attack with officials on the ground saying they fear that this could have been far worse happy not and those security services are part of some seven thousand troops who are deployed across france and have been for the last three years as the country has been under a state of high emergency since january two thousand and fifteen that's when the
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offices of the satirical newspaper. were attacked with twelve people being killed and then the country was put into a state of emergency in november two thousand and fifteen after that deadly night of attacks in paris were around a hundred and thirty people were killed in cool would need to see recent attacks now since then frances seen a number of attacks including a nice which is also in the south of france and in two thousand and seventeen a number of smaller attacks now. current president emanuel wants to end that state of emergency in france and wants to do so by november of this suggests next month and in fact this week the first draft of his new controversial legislation which will consolidate some of the powers that some of the security forces have had and that state of emergency will be consolidated into their jobs as
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normal will actually be voted on this week. emanuel micron treated his outrage at what he called the barbaric act the president also praised the work of operation sentinel soldiers from this initiative are credited with killing the attacker sentinel is france's first wide scale military operation in peacetime ten thousand combat troops across the country are involved and have become a common sight to transport hubs and tourist hotspots the operation was launched after the terror attack on the challis abdul magazine offices in early twenty fifteen and was reinforced later that year but the soldiers themselves have often become a target for attackers but former intelligence officer and he believes the operation was a quick response but more must be done to prevent assaults in the first place. well i think we're seeing a much faster reaction time from the police and security forces in all countries across europe i mean particularly in london as well with the attacks that happened in a few months ago that the reaction times much faster to stop further deaths but of
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course you can't stop the initial attacks themselves because these tend to be lone wolfs they tend to already be on the radar of the police or the security services but it seems that they're drowning in information because of the dragnet surveillance infrastructure the place so the not targeting investigating stopping potential terroristic type attacks and that is an ongoing problem as it's many times but they don't seem to learn from that and perhaps it's very difficult to try and tackle it well. he's in canada treating the killing of a fellow officer as a terror related attack after finding and i saw flag in the attackers car the thirty year old driver has been apprehended a manhunt followed the ramming of the officer who was stabbed several times but survived the driver was then stopped but managed to flee in a truck hitting pedestrians in a high speed police chase no deaths have been reported military experts think such
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attacks are the main way left for terrorist to make headlines after losing ground in the middle east. i was told to shrink more of the fighters will escape many of them are worse than citizens who'd been going to fight in iraq in syria for the last six years or they have read other people in continental europe or north america which might carry out these attacks and this is to make themselves feel relevant in the news because obviously on the ground the news into syria and iraq so they would carry out these attacks to make themselves feel in the headlines the international community needs to work with the syrian government the russians and the iraqi government to tackle terrorism is the best way because these go to small attacks will keep increasing unless there's more cooperation in the blood. strategy on how to fight and stop supporting insurgent groups in other people's countries. coming up after the short break we'll have more on the stories that have shaped this week's news.
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peacekeeping when it was only about maintaining peace between states i didn't essentially symbolic value when you have militias when you have criminal groups.
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the symbol is not enough you need robust rules. welcome back to the week in syria government forces are clearing remaining terrorist pockets in days or islamic states three years siege of the eastern city was recently broken by the army and allied forces these are exclusive pictures from the western side of the euphrates river where government forces have made key gains driving out eisel the russian military has now also to stop at a bridge allowing all made calls to cross the river. the remaining terrorists in there is or are now surrounded by both the syrian army and u.s. backed kurdish forces this week the russian ministry of defense said these remaining terror pockets will soon also be driven out on travel to the city to
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witness the fighting our correspondent has this report from the front line. food out palace once that is sort of most exclusive resort now a modern day fortress out of necessity. for three years the garrison here has thwarted isis attempts to cross the river at times it was a close run thing and we don't have saudi can on him from the onset coming up to the roof was very dangerous because of the snipers it was really bad but when the army broke the siege and they fell back a month ago it would have been suicide to film up here not anymore. these five star hotel seem better days but thanks to its grandiose design and height acted as something of a fortress here indeed as sort and just to show you how close we are if you have
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a look through this hole at that hospital well everything behind that is isis part of the city of that is sort of across the river they also hold sway this is all their territory that's the euphrates river and across it is isis it's from there that they shelled the city at will and from there that they launched the occasional raid across the river taking the other banking is key to liberating the city entirely isis still sends fighters and alms back and forth across the river at night it may take weeks but it is inevitable isis in syria is on its last legs its collapse has been as spectacular as its rise since the beginning of the year the so-called caliph it has lost thousands of square
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kilometers losing precious oilfields and strategic towns to the advancing syrian army and the us backed rebels that is. it will be. isis has nothing left. according to the syrian military and the families of isis fighters and diehard supporters have allegedly retreated to the town of my they have nowhere else to go in the shrinking caliphate this is the final act the dream of an islamic state has been shattered but even in its death throes will inevitably claim more lives. from there is order syria. and another big story from this week a major attack firms are cooperating with u.s. authorities by handing over information apparently related to russian meddling in the presidential election in a statement twitter also took
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a swipe at. the latest efforts to retired russian trolls. the internet is now trying its hand at hunting down even the slightest sign of moscow lurking in the shadows facebook twitter and now google are all gearing up to testify in congress on pesky russian meddling next month. twitter has released a report with the name just made to fill headlines russian interference in two thousand and sixteen u.s. election bots and misinformation now it sounds spooky but the findings are more than a little vague twitter apparently found and shut down a grand total of two hundred one suspicious accounts that broke their spam rules and while russia is mentioned in the report those accounts aren't actually proven to have concrete links to moscow what was clearly laid out however was this channel spending on ads shockingly proving that r.t. uses social media and buys advertisements. facebook released similar findings
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earlier revealing four hundred seventy in authentic accounts then admitted most ads run by those accounts didn't even reference the u.s. presidential election at all so the kremlin is so sneaky that it was able to rig an election without mentioning the actual election pretty impressive facebook also said russia spent one hundred thousand dollars on those ads and other words less than one percent of how much candidates spent campaigning on facebook. while stories of how moscow sway u.s. voters with a bunch of social media as continue to dominate the mainstream media the most shocking social network revelation is all but ignored wiki leaks has posted an email conversation in which facebook's chief operating officer seemingly proposes helping hillary clinton's campaign head. i still want hillary rodham clinton to win badly i'm still here to help as i can i'm thrilled at the progress here louise making. looking forward to working with the first woman president of the
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united states. google is also accused of having close ties to the clinton camp a leaked memo written by clinton's digital strategist surfaced online. i'm in it he talks about eric schmidt boss of google's parent company and the work that he's done for clinton i have been kept apprised of the work being done by eric schmidt's group and others working directly and indirectly with your team on the whole i am comfortable with where we stand and confident in our roadmap to launch day and beyond but if you're waiting for these special committees and investigations to be set up into whether facebook or google actually help the clinton camp don't hold your breath just in case but i think it's a witch i think that they don't care about what hillary was doing and they want to very biased against that from him pain so far they haven't showed me an ad that was a that was a pro trump ad that was paid for by the russian government i just see what's happening in this post-election period as a result of
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a bunch of sore losers that were shocked that they didn't win the election but i think that the responsibility for us ought to be is what has our government done has our government been involved after they're in power and unfortunately we're involved too much around the world. the news this hour that we'll have a social media on facebook twitter and of course website that's. back at the top so stay with us. it's called the feature we don't go to. everyone in the world should experience legally and you'll get it on the old the old. the old according to
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just. welcome to my world come along for the ride. home. ok. i do not know if the russian state hacked into john podesta emails and gave them to wiki leaks but i do know barack obama's director of national intelligence has not provided credible to support his claims of russia i also know he perjured himself in a senate hearing planned three months before the revelations provided by edward snowden he denied to be n.s.a. was carrying out wholesale surveillance of the u.s. . the hyperventilating corporate media has once again proved to be an echo for government claims that cannot be verified you would have thought they would have
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learned something after serving as george w. bush's useful idiots in the lead up to the invasion of iraq. it is vitally important that the press remains rooted in a fact based universe especially when we enter an era when truth and fiction are becoming indistinguishable. all the world. and all the news companies merely players but what kind of parties aren t. american play r.t. america offers more american personnel. in many ways a news landscape just like the real news big news good actors bad actors and in the end you could never you're all. so much parking all the world all the world
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personal data about the consumers in the united states as well as the data of hundreds of thousands of people in canada the united kingdom and other countries around the world tonight we'll tell you what kind of information was stolen how the company has responded and how you can protect your. if your information was leaked and later in the show all talking about how the u.s. custom border protection is facing sharp criticism for searching through the private information and laptops in cell phones of u.s. citizens when reentering the country including a nasa engineer so don't go anywhere america's lawyer starts now. in may of this year as americans were planning their summer vacations and counting
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down the days before their kids got out of school the credit reporting agency equifax was dealing with one of the largest data breaches in american history that resulted in the personal data of more than one hundred forty three million americans getting into the wrong hands to understand the data breach when we talk to you about what a credit reporting agency like equifax is equus equifax receive credit card data from credit card companies so phone carriers car dealerships and other corporations who run credit for consumers these agencies report their data to companies like equifax who then use it to generate a credit score what does that mean for you it means companies like equifax have all of your personal data even though you never signed up for the hackers who broke into the equifax system access to information such as names social security numbers .

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